Gay Marriage Ain’t the Be All nor the End All

That old gaseous put down used by gay marriage maniacs and all others of their political ilk in their attempt to dismiss conservative lesbians and gays as a societal non sequitur gets a common sense going over at Hot Air.  Jazz Shaw, columnist for Hot Air’s Green Room, presents the perspective of a closeted conservative lesbian who responds to that liberal head-scratching conundrum: how can gays vote for a Republican?  Here’s an excerpt.

These days it seems like the big defining thing about gays in politics is marriage….And for those who want to fight that battle, good for them.  I just can’t get excited about the marriage question.

But I DO have concerns about our country when it comes to public policy, and most of my friends who are seriously engaged in politics over marriage push a whole bunch of policies which seem to me to be destructive. We have to cut the debt.  We need our own energy that pays for itself. We need law and order and fairness under those laws for everyone.  And my liberal friends don’t get that.

We have bigger fish to fry right now than having me just support people who think I should be able to get married but are sending America into a messed up situation where maybe nobody’s marriage will matter.  I don’t have to be out.  I don’t approve of forcibly outing private citizens.  And just because I think some of my friends should be able to get married if they want to, it doesn’t mean I should vote for idiots if they agree on that one thing.   Hot Air

We’re here, we’re queer, we’re conservative.  Get used to it!

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12 Responses to Gay Marriage Ain’t the Be All nor the End All

  1. very opinionated says:

    Don’t know if you are a fan of this guy, but i believe that he has a good idea to have gays and lesbians to get married. Please read this artical.. i really like it.

  2. Illia says:

    I was reading the comments, and I believe that’s a fair point. Marriage shouldn’t be the predominate institution for joining 2 people together and there are so many issues that, admittedly, are more important than this one.
    However, we are just an insignificant spec against a whole world that thinks Marriage is the truest bond between two people who love each other. Marriage has existed for thousands of years. It’s one of the few things in society where government, culture, and religion are bound tightly together. We are even further away from breaking that bond than legalizing gay marriage. It’ll probably still be that way until the end of time.
    So why not go ahead and completely open the institution for everyone, so then it really is a choice between marriage or a civil union? That way, we can rid our political system of people who get voted in because they are for or against gay marriage.

  3. very opinionated says:

    In general i think that marriage is a sarcred institution and that it needs to be taken seriously. With said, i feel that “we” as americans gay and straight need to be honest with ourselves and ask why do i want to get married in the first place. Because i feel that people get married for the wrong reasons and they end up being misseriable in them.

  4. Hope its okay to post. I agree with the idea of civil unions for all. Marriage should be kept in the churches but not recognized as legal under civil law. God’s law is a whole other topic. If a couple really want to be married after a civil union, there are plenty of churches to perform the marriage. Gay or straight.

  5. meredithancret says:

    Give everyone civil unions and let religious institutions have the word marriage, to bestow on whoever they wish – straight or gay. There issue solved, now we can move on to other topics. *eye roll* wait, that would be the LOGICAL solution and I don’t think we can accuse the gay left (or the left in general) of operating on logic.

    Shaw is exactly right. This is not the big issue, it’s not even in the top 5 as far as I’m concerned. Maybe not even the top 10! If we don’t have same sex marriage RIGHT NOW, it isn’t going to plunge homosexuals back into the 18th and 19th century, when gay people were put in prison for their proclivities.

    • I agree, civil unions are the way to go. Look at the nasty witch hunt that California’s proposition 8 engendered with all the harassment, threats, and physical violence perpetrated by well-off white gay men who would be the last people on earth to financially hitch their wagon to a California marriage. What a joke the whole crusade is.

  6. Lori Heine says:

    Personally, I think the whole gay marriage crusade has become very divisive. Most people just don’t seem to be ready for it. In a perfect world, would there be same-sex marriage? I believe there would. But we don’t live in the Garden of Eden.

    I support civil unions, and I think each state should be left to decide the matter on its own, without federal intrusion either to force gay marriage on the whole country or to ban it everywhere. Civil unions should be, really, what straight couples have as well. Why should single people — both gay and straight — have to pay higher taxes to give tax breaks that bribe straight couples to stay married?

    • Yep, it’s the tax code that needs overhauling, not marriage. I accept my responsibility to help support my country and community but it’s more than a little much when as a single woman I have to pay taxes through the nose while married childless couples get the breaks.

  7. very opinionated says:

    First of all.. who the heck can afford to get married legally in this economy (straight or gay). Second of all.. you don’t see gays and lesbians dying to get married in the streets do you? I mean in general I am all for those who want to marry if they choose to do so, but why is the gay left making gay marriage a hot button issue? And third of all.. why are they trying to out the closeted ones who don’t want to come out? I hope this post make sense.

    • Your post is very much on target. Lesbians and gay men are not running to the courthouse to get married in states where they can legally wed. And those who deliberately out closeted gays will say they’re doing it for the great gay ’cause’. In reality, it’s the power rush.

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